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Meeting between Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and Deputy Prime Minister for Judicial Reform and Foreign Affairs Minister of Bulgaria

Monday 6 November 2017
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Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación

​The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Alfonso Dastis, held a meeting in Madrid on Monday, 6 November with the Deputy Prime Minister for Judicial Reform and Foreign Affairs Minister of Bulgaria, Ekaterina Zaharieva.

The two ministers reviewed the excellent state of bilateral relations in all areas, in addition to the important relations between the two societies through the large Bulgarian community resident in Spain of close on 300,000 people.

At an EU level, Minister Dastis and Minister Zaharieva reviewed the content of the main areas that the Bulgarian Rotating Presidency of the EU will focus on and that this country summarised in the concepts of consensus, competitiveness and cohesion.

They also reviewed specific aspects such as Brexit, European Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policies, the Common Security and Defence Policy, migration, Spain's support for the incorporation of Bulgaria in the Schengen area, negotiations on the future multiannual financial framework and the post-2020 cohesion policy.

Non official translation